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HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Supposedly 15 minutes until launch. I'm so excited, I might pee myself.

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HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Yea, I pee'd myself a little.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Corbet posted:

How many of you start with a fresh install when you upgraded to Lion? I'm having a hard time deciding if I want to just upgrade, use migration assistant, or just go completely fresh.

I normally do a fresh install. This is the first time I've upgraded. I'm noticing a few quirks, so I'm about to do a clean install. gently caress doing it from a USB stick or SD card though, I'm doing it from my watch.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Clean install feels snappier on my 2010 MBA 13" by far.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Coughing-up Tweed posted:

Anyone else using Clusters? It's a utility that compresses your files with the HFS+ compression scheme introduced in Snow Leopard. I've been using it for over a year and have saved 18 GB on a 100 GB HD that would be nearly full without it. Backups from CCC work perfectly, and I haven't had any problems at all with compatibility (though you may have to decompress a file before using it on a pre-10.6 system).

I figure it would be great for people who picked up an Air with a small SSD and need to worry about space.

I wonder how it works with encryption in Lion? I suppose it should just work, seeing as how the encryption is done low level with Core Storage.

There has to be a way to do the compression from the CLI.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


You know, inverse scrolling really isn't that bad when jumping to a mouse. Just pretend that the scroll wheel is pushing the page down or pulling it up. Once I started thinking of it like that I instantly got it with my mouse and had no problems.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


eames posted:

Haven’t seen this mentioned yet:

ClicktoPlugin 2.5.2 now supports Airplay, so you can send any HTML5 video (and most Flash videos) from Safari to your TV via an AppleTV.

This is a huge game changer for me, I love put on long TED Talks and Google Talks on my TV while browsing the net… with just a single click.




//edit: fixed version

A piece of software hasn't made me come in my pants in quite awhile. Time to change my pants.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Star War Sex Parrot posted:

Lion iChat added Yahoo!, right? I just wish it got MSN support, since I still know like 2 people that use it.

If those two people aren't asian, I'd sever. MSN in 2011? Really?

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


IUG posted:

What the gently caress is that video? I'm afraid to go on YouTube and see, since it looks fan-fiction-y, or whatever the word is for porno fan fiction.

I know, right? It looks like she's about to milk a cow right onto her face.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


I assume Xcode 4.3 won't run under Mountian Lion? (I'm guessing you can't compile and submit with 4.4, right?)

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Star War Sex Parrot posted:

Yeah I should probably shut up. I don't allow iOS beta chat in IYG, so it's only fair to keep quiet about Mountain Lion.

What NDA? Apple actively gave this out to journalists to write about...

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Look Around You posted:

Well I don't think MacMac would make much sense

Return of the Mac

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


wdarkk posted:

No.

Actually, I have seen upside down traffic lights some places. I've also seem them do sideways lights the wrong direction.

Red should always be on the top or left so that colorblind people know what's up.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


I hope they fix the interface and menu options for Messages. Right now it's a huge cluster gently caress. When you put it fullscreen, just the messaging pane goes, and it doesn't even go widescreen. It's literally 4:3 with linen behind it. Plus, your buddy lists don't even to the fullscreen pane. The buddy list(s) really need to be integrated with the main messaging window.

The menu options are completely non-intutive. There's far too many options, most of which are grayed out unless you have a specific window focused. (For instance, changing chat bubbles to normal boxes can ONLY be done when you have an open IM with someone. Why?)

I know it's a beta, but a lot of this stuff was this way in iChat, and never addressed.

The UI looks like iChat drank some Santana DVX and hosed The GIMP.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Mountain Lion isn't released...

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


KisMAC: http://kismac-ng.org/

Aircrack-ng and Kismet might also work if you're comfortable with a CLI.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Star War Sex Parrot posted:

Wi-Fi Explorer

Well, I guess that works if you want some sort of pedestrian passive scanner. Active scanning is what the hip and with it crowd uses.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Cross-posting this here for anyone that doesn't read the iThreads:

HorseDickSandwich posted:

You iPad 2 and/or iPhone 4S guys will probably enjoy this app. It's called Reflections, it allows you to mirror your device on your computer by using AirPlay. You can play games, everything, it's exactly like using your phone except...on the computer.

http://www.reflectionapp.com/

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Star War Sex Parrot posted:

Is this any different than AirServer?

edit: is the difference mirroring vs. normal AirPlay stuff?

Yup. Mirroring was encrypted; I guess this dev figured out a workaround. It's 100% awesome to sit and text fom your Air.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


South Korea: The North Korea of IT

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Kobayashi posted:

Apologies if this has been asked before, but does Mail constantly gently caress up the iCloud email password for anyone else? I leave Mail running fullscreen, and it seems like without fail it'll get throw up a dialog saying my iCloud password is incorrect. That seems to break Mail completely. All my other accounts stop doing anything until I feed Mail the password again. And since this usually happens while I'm at work, Mail will be several hours behind by the time I can fix it, to the point where it's easier to restart. It's so annoying that I'm considering turning off iCloud mail altogether on my Mac. My other iDevices have no problem... Just curious if anyone else experienced anything like this.

Yup, happens to me every couple of days. It'll reject the password a few times, I end up just shutting down Mail.app and reloading it like 10 minutes later.

Oddly enough, the mail comes in fine on my iPhone, so I assume it's a clustered server issue.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Martytoof posted:

Ahhh balls. Yeah I was like 99% sure that the MDD could boot 9.2-something. Looks like I'll need to be more specific with what I buy. Glad I didn't shell out twice the price for Lion to buy a twelve-plus year old OS

Is OS 9 considered abandonware at this point? Because if it is, I've got you covered...

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


I've been noticing lately that when I come back from suspend or lock timeout in my Fall 2010 MacBook Air the backlight won't turn on. I can see the screen is on if I look at it in the light. If I hard restart it the light works fine again.

Any ideas?

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


How do I zap the pram and stuff on a Late 2010 MBA? Haven't tried that yet.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Man, the new Coda is really slick.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Martytoof posted:

Really interested in the preview-on-ipad feature, even though I do zero web development and don't actually plan to buy Coda.

Seems like an amazing idea.

It is. I've been doing it for awhile now with Air Display. I would just stick the preview window on that "screen" and go to town.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


jwoven posted:

I have a lot of Flac, Mostly from ripping it from my collection. I would like to play these files and not re-encode or re-rip them. Enqueue is having the endless rescanning issue. What to do?

Just let iTunes covert it all to ALAC.

japtor posted:

If it's rendering in the iPad's WebKit it's a bit different though, and particularly useful if you mean to test for iPad usability...they should probably release a viewer app for the iPhone too for that matter.

I'd rather it render in desktop Safari to be honest, unless I'm specifically writing a mobile site. Air Display is an amazing tool for design. I can keep photoshop palettes on my portable touch screen (aka iPad), live preview sites, keep code snippets up. It's awesome to walk into a coffee shop, pull out my MBA and iPad and be able to do just as much work as I could on my old triple monitor Mac Pro setup.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


If you have USB headphones or a USB audio adapter yes. Otherwise no, you can't use the builtin headphone port and system speakers as separate devices.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Oh My Science posted:

So I accidentally applied a charge back on the iTunes Store, and it has created a monster of a problem for me.

It took two days for them to re-enable my account after an automatic closure, and now that it is working they have banned my only credit card from being used. This is after I explained the mistake, and allowed them to re-bill me on the items that were charged back.

What the hell am I suppose to do? Do they expect me to have a credit card re-issued just because they decided to ban it? I have already replied explaining my situation, but I am not hopeful after doing a quick google search.

I really don't want to hear "buy many gift cards," as an answer...

Attach a PayPal account to the iTMS account and just use that card as a funding option.

Or just get your bank to issue you new cards. Just tell them you lost a card, they'll overnight you a new one. (Amex and chase at least.)

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Yeast posted:

To be fair, this is in reaction to the multitude of posts both here, and in the hardware thread with screenshots of battery apps, and asking if this is normal, is their battery about to explode, god drat APPLE etc.

When asked if they actually run out during the day, it's met with 'well, no but'

So it's just pent up frustration.

It's just like the percentage indicator on the iPhone.

Besides, it's not like time remaining is anywhere close to accurate.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


BigRed0427 posted:

Welp, I just wasted ten bucks.

Amazon has a Kindle reader for OS X that works really really well. You can actually download an application, or use their cloud reader.

I can't believe I can voice dictate all my posts perfectly now. We're seriously living in the future with Mountain Lion guys!

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Built 4 Cuban Linux posted:

Select 'Samantha'.

Holy poo poo, I had no idea there were that many extra voices! 20GB worth, for those curious. My computer is now speaking in a hot South African English accent.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


So, it seems like Safari 6 now properly refreshes the post counts in the User Control Panel when I go back. Awesome.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Anyone having problems with Messages not syncing up, make sure you're using the same Apple ID for iMessaging on all the devices. I know this sounds obvious, but if you have a separate Apple ID for purchases, that one might be registered on one or more of the devices.

I ended up setting them all to my @me address and it's been working flawlessly for me.

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


duck monster posted:

gently caress, I didnt even know "realplayer" was still an actual thing.

It's actually u--BUFFERING

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Two Questions:

I've got AirDisplay to use my iPad as a second display on my MacBook Air. When it connects the first time, it'll work normally as a second monitor. However, if for some reason it disconnected and reconnects, it turns the mirroring option on.

Is there a way to prevent mirroring as a default option?

2) I use an old Intel iMac with Snow Leopard for a file/fax/iTunes server. Last night, for no particular reason, it stopped showing all volumes when I connect after AFP.

Before it would show the hard drive, connected volumes and the home directory. Now it's just showing the home directory. What gives?

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


WHOIS John Galt posted:

I can't believe how loving retarded multi-display support is in OS X. Want to run your browser in full screen on your Air, with your text editor full screen on a Thunderbolt Display? gently caress you! Have some dark linen! Do you have /two/ Thunderbolt Displays? Well I hope you like two thousand dollars worth of DARK LINEN.

Is there any hack to fix this? I mean, I can't believe nobody has come out with anything...

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Kind of weird question:

I've got two separate networks in the house. Two DSL modems and two Time Capsules. What I'd like is for network A to be able to see the devices on network B and vice versa. I've got an iMac with an ethernet connection to network A and a WiFi connection to network B. How can I bridge these two networks together so the local traffic flows between the networks but the DHCP and internet isn't affected?

HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


iStat will also do fans/temp if you're looking for other menu bar services as well. (I've been using their battery and clock replacements for the last two years as well. Much prettier than MenuMeters.)

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HATE TROLL TIM
Dec 14, 2006


Didn't BTT used to have an option that would move the mouse cursor to the first button of an open dialog automatically? I can't seem to find it anymore.

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